Vodka stays the world’s favourite white spirit

I haven’t seen any numbers recently, but surely vodka ranks up there as the world’s favourite white spirit, yes? And it keeps on coming, in amazing numbers. Summer seems the season for it, and is it my imagination, or have there been more new vodkas to hit our government stores this year than other years,…

Siempre Spirits Limited announces $2M USD raise to fuel continued growth

Siempre Tequila has been gaining traction in it’s incubation phase and has proven to be scalable with expansion underway in several new key markets. With the rising consumer demand for agave-based spirits, there has been an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the tequila sector. Recent acquisitions of companies like Tequila Avion (valued at $2B),…

Vietnam and Chivas Regal: A Salesman’s Story

A Journey to Open a New Market in 1994 (A True Story) Ted McDonnell was a top-notch salesperson in the Asia-Pacific/Global Duty-Free division of Seagram Spirits and Wine Group. (SSWG or ‘swig’ as it was referred to.) Ted had spent his career living in Australia, Hong Kong, and Guam as a regional director fixing problems…

Brokers Premium Gin sold to the McCormick Distillery Company

Dear McCormick Friends, (Please read below) Good news:  Broker Premium Gin announced, today, it will now become part of the McCormick’s Distillery portfolio. Martin and Andy Dawson will stay on for a couple years in the role as Brand Ambassadors for McCormick’s ownership of Brokers Gin. I had the fortune to have worked with Brokers…

Winners of The Spirits International Prestige (“SIP”) AwardsThe Spirits

The SIP – Spirits International Prestige Awards are now announced for 2013. We at Lighthouse Group and Tequila Total are proud to represent premium Spirit Brands that have won a number of major awards this year. Best in Class-Platinum: Congratulations to KAH tequila’s for winning across the range as Best in Show. Distinguished Platinum winner:…

Vodka Marketplace and Reviews

Vodka Facts, Vodka Reviews and everything Vodka 360 Vodka is reviewed today. Frankly, I am long overdue in providing this review of a most vibrant brands on the marketplace. I guess you can kind of gauge how this review will turn out, but read on anyway. 360 Vodka is manufactured in tiny Weston, Missouri. This…

Blanco Tequila: The Great Divide

Tequila — good tequila — is made entirely from the fruit of the blue agave, a succulent plant. But tequila is no longer the only agave spirit that’s widely available. In the last decade, the spread of excellent mezcals has offered a fresh perspective on the joys and complexities of agave spirits. In the process,…

JULY NOBLE BULLETIN

July, 2 We are wrapping up The Noble Bloggers Round #1 with a special message from Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Founder and CEO of Casa Noble. Are you ready for Round #2? Because we are bringing them from all over the world this time: some are old friends, but others will be total surprise. Click here…